Library Journal: South American Journals

The great Beat poet’s observations, reflections, poetry, and mind-expanding explorations while traveling through South America

Ably edited by Schumacher (Dharma Lion: A Biography of Allen Ginsberg), this second in a series of three projected volumes of Ginsberg’s unpublished travel journals covers the poet’s trip to South America from January to July, 1960. The entries include descriptions of Ginsberg’s adventures in Chile and Peru, his climb of Machu Picchu, his experiments with mind-altering drugs, and a record of his dreams.

 

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